About

The Westminster Astronomical Society was founded in 1984 in Westminster, Maryland. The first meeting consisted of just 5 individuals at the Westminster Public Library. Since then, we have grown to 85+ members.

When Carroll County opened the Bear Branch Nature Center, WASI pitched in to help build the Bear Branch Planetarium. Today, we continue to operate and provide shows for the Nature Center as well as many other star parties around the community.

In 2003, Westminster Astronomical Society incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Board of Directors

Chairman
Curt Roelle
Board Members
Jim Reynolds
Tony Falletta

Officers

President
Brenda DeLuna
1st Vice-president
Steve Conard
2nd Vice-president
Pankaj “Doc” Desai
Treasurer
Ken Daniel
Secretary
Melanie Milberger

Offices and Committees

Webmaster
John Olsen
Bear Branch Planetarium Director
Jim Reynolds
Blaine F. Roelke Memorial Observatory Director
Steve Conard
Charlotte’s Quest Observatory Director
Bob Clark
Youth Advisory Committee Chairman
John Daniel
Observing Chairman
Steve Conard
Librarian
Curt Roelle
Program Chairman
Curt Roelle
Outreach Director
Wayne (Skip) Bird
ALCOR
Bob Clark